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General Discussion / Re: What made you smile today - 2018
« Last post by Jeepers Creepers on Today at 03:48:43 AM »
You only live one life so I say, give it a go.  You can always come back

That's what I reckon.

Do ya know what happens if you don't take a risk? Nothing, not a friggin thing.
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Showroom Floor / Re: MTS Welding Pty Ltd - North Brisbane
« Last post by MTS WELDING on Yesterday at 11:11:47 PM »
No Problem
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General Discussion / Re: Facebook Group, I Got Bogged at Inskip Point
« Last post by edz on Yesterday at 10:45:09 PM »
Either way  Ragman, We got him covered now ..  ;D ;D   I Dont mind the look of that  Westport van either . Got her Jacked up though .
 :cheers:
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General Discussion / Re: Requesting advice - Soft floor CT
« Last post by xcvator on Yesterday at 10:21:25 PM »
You didn't mention how big/small your budget is.
If you want a camper that meets ALL of your requirements have serious look at "Outback Campers " "Tanami" Yes I'm a bit biased coz I had one.  They are fully built in Carrum Downs, there are no shortcuts, everything is top notch. The Tanami is designed and built by campers/fishers/hunters for campers/fishers/hunters
The biggest "but" is it's price, about $30,000 new, but you get a hamburger with the lot, fill the water tanks, chuck your food in the fridge, and some clothes and of you go, no modifications needed  :cup:   
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General Discussion / Re: Facebook Group, I Got Bogged at Inskip Point
« Last post by rags on Yesterday at 10:10:34 PM »
G,Day PWE ... Do you mean this one ? .
Mate by the little bit of sticker on the side and the doors n hinges ETC ..  Im 99.9% sure you could say its an MDC-XT12 ..
http://www.marketdirect.com.au/xt12   as in the rotisory veiw ..
 From what Ive read,  the LS original, them and all the other clones  are fairly heavy on the ball weights .  :cheers:


Sorry I though PWE meant the 1st post on this thread .
Edz, You are correct in that unit is a MDC XT 12, there was another photo on FB show the same ute and van on the beach and the ute had popped a tyre of the rim/ bead. That pic showed it was the XT12
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General Discussion / Re: Requesting advice - Soft floor CT
« Last post by InnerCityBoy on Yesterday at 09:58:03 PM »
Three quick thoughts.

Sounds like you’re basically happy with the soft floor experience, if you add a Drifta slide-out kitchen and slide out storage box this would solve your issue with crawling in to the trailer; see Drifta.com.au. Some of their layouts can incorporate a fridge on the slide-out section. I used to have a 12’ soft-floor with a Drifta kitchen and it was terrific.

The comment about it one person set up is a worry, though. It was possible but not easy to set up my 12’ soft floor solo, so if you are going to be doing that often you probably need to consider hard-floor campers like a Cub or one of the many flip over variants.

Final thought is if I was going to tow something up to Cape York, I would steer clear of fancy stuff and go for rugged and simple ... a second hand Trackabout, Customline, Camel (etc) which can cop punishment, has less breakable parts, will likely be fixable out in the bush and (if worse comes to worse) isn’t the end of the world if it can’t be recovered.

Good luck with your search, looking for a new camper is one of the best parts of this journey :)


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General Discussion / Re: Facebook Group, I Got Bogged at Inskip Point
« Last post by edz on Yesterday at 09:50:25 PM »
G,Day PWE ... Do you mean this one ? .
Mate by the little bit of sticker on the side and the doors n hinges ETC ..  Im 99.9% sure you could say its an MDC-XT12 ..
http://www.marketdirect.com.au/xt12   as in the rotisory veiw ..
 From what Ive read,  the LS original, them and all the other clones  are fairly heavy on the ball weights .  :cheers:
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General Discussion / Re: Facebook Group, I Got Bogged at Inskip Point
« Last post by rags on Yesterday at 09:46:13 PM »
Can someone please tel me what brand/series the caravan on the the first post is.

Jayco Westport or (Wesport?) about 17-18 foot
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General Discussion / Re: Looking for a 2 stage bottle jack for the Cruiser
« Last post by MrCruza on Yesterday at 09:41:36 PM »
Thanks all. Some good ideas there for me to investigate further.   :cheers:
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General Discussion / Requesting advice - Soft floor CT
« Last post by Alyosius on Yesterday at 09:18:47 PM »
So, as I mentioned in my introduction post, my family and I have had access to an extended family member's camper trailer for the past 18 months or so, and we've used it fairly often and have just arrived home from our first decent trip (almost) completely using the CT. And we loved it, it was great...however there are some things about this trailer that frustrate me, namely the painters stage we carry to use as a step for the bed, the matress and the fact I need to crawl into the trailer to load/unload it.

So we have decided to start doing the investigations into buying our own. And as I said in my introduction thread, I'm not....having as much luck as I would like.....so I'm hoping someone may be able to point out something that fulfills our requirements that I have missed.

Anyway, context is a family of my wife and I and our nearly 2 year old son (son getting a brother or a sister in the future is not out of the question and therefore needs to be taken into account when deciding what we want). Tow vehicle is a Pajero

The requirements we have been able to come up with so far:
- Storage must not require crawling through the trailer to access - IE: I want to be able to access the entire storage (except for compartments not normally needing access like water or battery stowage) without getting into/under the trailer. What this ultimately turns into is the storage should be accessable through a mix of cupboards and drawers.
I've added an image that probably explains it better than I have phrased it. Blue in the image would be the kitchen (on slide) Orange would be accessed through a side panel on a drawer, green through a side panel and be a cupboard, red would be generally inaccessible (may require packing up the tent, moving the bed whatever)
- Walk-through: slightly more space to live in, means drawers at the foot of the bed are a possibility and we don't need to carry or deal with a ladder
- Must have a kitchen: I don't mind so much if the gas isn't plumbed and I have to plug it in each time I bring the kitchen out
- 12ft tent: With one child, and the possibility of future children (particularly when they require a portacot) the extra few feet would be helpful compared to what we have at the moment.
- Easy enough for one person to set up (something something wrangling children)
- Onboard water and 12 volt: Lack of 12 volt doesn't concern me so much, I'm very comfortable with low voltage electronics.
- A slide/area for the fridge, but no issue with this being on the draw bar, still easier to access than the boot when I can't open the door with the trailer hitched
- Tows easily on and off road (think oodnadatta track/cape york as trips we want to do)
- Can't break the bank (see comment about children)

Unfortunately the requirement I'm least willing to compromise on (storage setup) seems to be the hardest to find anything even close. GIC/Black series delta is the only thing I've seen that is even remotely close to this sort of setup - and they decided to remove that particular design this year to make room for more caravans. (As an aside I came across Jayco's J-pod today, which would be interesting as an option, however my assumption is it would not play nice with anything that looks remotely like a dirt road.)

The more research I do the more I suspect it is likely I'm going to have to do, at least a portion of this, DIY, however my wife is very reticent to that idea. I would quite enjoy the DIY challenge, but have never touched a welder, so at the very least I would need someone to manufacture a trailer base. My wife thinks I would...strugle... to finish such a project and would much prefer to purchase something ready to go, so if you have anything that comes close to ticking those boxes, I'd love to hear it.
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